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The Veterans Pension was established by Congress in 1792, then in 1818 legislation adding surviving spouses of a veteran was passed. The veterans were entitled to the benefits because of delayed payments for those who fought in the American Revolution.
It will provide needed tax-free funds to help pay for the assistance of someone to help with daily activities such as eating, dressing, mobility, toileting, or bathing. The benefit is for all Veterans; however, if the Veteran is over the age of 65, the need for care does not have to be service-connected. Mental incapacity due to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, hip replacements, and even blindness and other diseases of old age may qualify the veteran or spouse for this benefit. Friends, relatives, or professional staff can provide this care at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
Veterans who served during a period of war, their spouses, their surviving spouses, or their dependent children. Must have served for at least one day during the period of war, 90 consecutive days of active duty, and honorable discharge.
PERIODS OF WAR INCLUDE:
The veteran doesn’t have to have served in a warzone to be eligible. They only need to have served during a period of war.
The need for aid does not have to be service-related for those over the age of 65. For those under 65, assistance is available for total disability or for service-related partial disabilities.
Contact us for your query about VA Pension Program 2022.
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